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Norfolk Restaurant Week 2019 | Where Did We Eat?

The Rose & Crown, Norfolk Restaurant Week
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Norfolk Restaurant Week is a dining event here in Norfolk. Plenty of great Norfolk restaurants take part, offering discounted two-course and three-course weekday meals. As the deals only run on weekdays for two weeks, this year is the first that we’ve actually made it to any of the participating restaurants. We firstly headed to The Rose & Crown in Snettisham and then to Congham Hall the next evening.

Each of the Norfolk restaurants that we visited ran dinner menus at 2 courses for £18 or 3 for £23.

THE ROSE & CROWN, SNETTISHAM 

The Rose & Crown was Jamie’s choice and I’d not heard of, let alone dined there before. A charming countryside pub near the North Norfolk coast. Its decor is traditional yet changes slightly throughout its various little dining rooms, but the fireplace and ceiling lights make it a lovely date night location.

The service was slow, but friendly, despite the restaurant not appearing to be overly busy. We both went for three courses, although the portions were large so two would have been quite enough. I chose:

To start; Salmon and chorizo fishcake, spinach, warm tartare sauce.

A main of; Confit pork belly, heritage carrots, burnt apple.

To finish; Lemon meringue cheesecake, lemon curd.

The Rose & Crown, Snettisham
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The food looked and smelled so good that the only course I snapped was dessert. Overall we had a lovely evening. The starter was a highlight and despite pork belly not being a usual choice for me, I enjoyed it.

Overall I’d rate The Rose & Crown a 7/10 for quite slow service and good, but not unmissable food.

CONGHAM HALL 

Congham Hall was my choice. Despite it being fully booked for the two-week event, we managed to sneak in from the waiting list. I had eaten here a few times before and the Norfolk Restaurant Week menu and service was up to their  usual, impeccable standard.

To start, I opted for; Cured Loch Duart Salmon. Quail Egg, Rocket.

A main of; Tomato & Basil Risotto. Regato Cheese, Pine Nut.

To finish; Chocolate Marquise. Honeycomb, Chocolate Soil, Raspberry.

Congham Hall, Norfolk Restaurant Week
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Congham Hall Main, Norfolk Restaurant Week
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I also tried a little of Jamie’s starter and dessert. Firstly, his Seared Wood Pigeon with Creamed Polenta, Pea Shoots, and Red Wine, as pigeon isn’t a meat I’ve ever tried, and I certainly wouldn’t have been brave enough to order it for myself.

Then he chose Bakewell Pudding with Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream for dessert. I tried a little of this because I love Bakewell Tart and was so intrigued by the flavour of ice cream (which was gorgeous).

Congham Hall Dessert
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Overall I’d rate Congham Hall a 9/10. The service is top-notch, (although it did slow considerably throughout our meal, as the restaurant filled), and the food is even better. We actually have a stay booked in with them nearer to Christmas so I may share my thoughts on that here too. Do be sure to let me know if that’s something that you’d be interested in or find useful and what exactly you’d like to know more about.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Kacar

    This all looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing your review and experience at each restaurant! :)’

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    November 15, 2019 at 5:18 am
  • Reply Nancy

    It is pretty cool that you got to check out Norfolk Restaurant Week! Oooh The Rose & Crown looks like a fancy place! You can’t go wrong with pork belly, hehe. The fishcake sounds delicious too. It is good that you still got to fit into Congham Hall despite its busy schedule. Wow, these dishes look fancy with the big plates and all, hehe. Glad your pick gave a really good service and satisfaction! Thanks for sharing :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    November 16, 2019 at 4:22 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Yes! It was so nice to actually find the time to this year! Thanks Nancy x

      November 18, 2019 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply Lucy

    That lemon meringue cheesecake looks to die for! I wish my city would have a week of restaurants offering discounted two or three course meals! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    November 18, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It was delicious! It’s such a great event, I have no idea who set up the concept and only certain restaurants take part, but there was certainly a lot of choice this year! x

      November 19, 2019 at 9:39 am
  • Reply Jaya Avendel

    Lemon meringue cheesecake and curd! I love the flavor of lemon; when done well, it is sweet and sour and something about that combines well to make me smile. Of course, you have only managed to make me hungry . . .

    November 19, 2019 at 1:15 am
    • Reply sophhearts

      Haha I’m making myself hungry again too! This wasn’t quite as tart as I’d have liked but it was delicious nonetheless! x

      November 19, 2019 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Ayse

    I love the concept of this Restaurant Week, it sounds great and it looks like you had very delicious meals!

    Ayse x

    November 19, 2019 at 1:31 pm
    • Reply sophhearts

      It’s such a great idea isn’t it? The perfect time to try out new restaurants! x

      November 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Lisa Marie Alioto

    Wow – this looks exquisite!!

    November 19, 2019 at 2:23 pm
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